Glossary C

castration anxiety is a term in In psychoanalysis which refers to the fear in young boys that they will be mutilated genitally because of their lust for their mothers.
Casualty refers to an individual whose psychological well-being declines rather than improves as a result of his or her experiences in a change-promoting group .

CAT Scan or Computerized Axial Tomography Scan which is also called CT or CAT scan refers to a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of x-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images usually called slices, both horizontally and vertically, of the body.

Cat's paw (cats paw) is a term used to described someone that is used as a tool by another.

Cataphoric reference refers to a form of reference cohesion in which one linguistic expression refers to information yet to be introduced in discourse.

Cataplexy refers to a muscle weakness or paralysis.  It is a symptom of Narcolepsy. It is often triggered by strong emotion.

Cataracts refer to opaque spots on the lens of the eye, usually experienced by older people.

Catastrophic thinking refers to unrealistic appraisals of stress that exaggerate the magnitude of one's problems.

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